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Elite Futsal Academy

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.  See our Futsal Academy II weekly program.

GFRSC is pleased to announce Elite Futsal Academy for the 2021/22 season.  The Great Falls Reston Futsal Academy is led by Gus Donolo, a former professional futsal player and a leader in the training and development of youth futsal players and teams in the greater DC metro area.

Coach Gus Donolo will direct all aspects of the Futsal Academy including:

1. Promoting technical development through participation in the GFR Futsal Academy; and
2. Identifying the needs and goals of each player and using strategies to develop players as both athletes and individuals.

Player and team selections for tournaments will be based on performance and evaluation of candidates in each age group on a weekly basis by both Coach Gus Donolo and members of GFR's technical staff.  Note: Not all players/teams will participate in tournaments.

Ages:  U9 to U16 (boys and girls)

Sessions will be held from mid-November 2021 through March 2022.

Practices will be held once a week on Fridays at Hoops Plus through December, then twice a week starting in January (GIRLS on MONDAYS at Temple Baptist Church and FRIDAYS at Hoops Plus; BOYS on TUESDAYS at Temple Baptist Church and FRIDAYS at Hoops Plus) and continuing through mid-March. Each training session will be 90 minutes. 

Training locations:
Day: Monday (starting in January) – Temple Baptist Church, 1545 Dranesville Rd, Herndon, VA
Day: Tuesday (starting in January) – Temple Baptist Church, 1545 Dranesville Rd, Herndon, VA
Day: Friday – Hoops Plus (starting in November) -- 45496 Ruritan Circle, Sterling, VA 

Age Groups and training dates/times
Fridays - BOYS and GIRLS - Hoops Plus
U9 to U16 – 5:30 PM to 7:00PM

Date: November 19, 26
Date: December 3, 10, 17
Date: January 7, 14, 21 ,28
Date: February 4, 11, 18, 25
Date: March 4, 11, 18

Mondays - GIRLS - Temple Baptist Church
U9 to U12 – 6:00 to 7:30 PM
U13 to U14 -- 7:30 to 9:00 PM

Date: January 10, 17, 24, 31
Date: February 7, 14, 21, 28
Date: March 7, 14                                                     

Tuesdays - BOYS - Temple Baptist Church
U9 to U12 – 6:00 to 7:30 PM
U13 to U16 -- 7:30 to 9:00 PM

Tuesdays - GIRLS - Temple Baptist Church
U15 to U16 - 7:30 to 9 PM

Date: January 11, 18, 25
Date: February 1, 8, 15, 22
Date: March 1, 8, 15

2021/22 Futsal Academy Fees and Logistics:
Futsal Academy registration fee = $675 per player.  Players will have the option to pay in full or in 2 installments.  (One installment is due upon registration, and the second is due on 1/1.)

Included in the registration cost
• Futsal balls for practice only, pinnies, cones
• Indoor court rentals 
• Coaching fees for Academy training 

Costs listed below are NOT included in the registration cost and will be assessed at a later time
• Uniform for non-GFR players: Approximately $115-$140 per player which includes 2 game jerseys, 1 pair of socks, 1 pair of shorts
• Travel expenses for all coaches attending the tournament (hotel, gas, food, tolls, car rental, etc) will be shared between all teams attending the tournament.
• Tournament Fees: Registration for each tournament will be split among players attending that tournament.  
Some examples of tournament fees are below (and are subject to change): 

Tournament Fee/TeamDatesLocation
Futsal RVA Jefferson Cup$500Dec 17-19Richmond, VA
USYF VA Futsal State Cup$550TBDSpringfield, VA
USYF Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships $550Jan 15-17Richmond, VA
USYS Atlantic Regionals$595Jan 22-23Manheim, PA



Questions?  Contact Coach Gus
GFR's Futsal Academy Director
(301) 996-4625
E-mail: [email protected]


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Great Falls, Virginia 22066 Phone: 703-859-6267
Email: [email protected]


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